Roofing projects should be performed by qualified professionals so that you can be sure that the tasks will be completed accordingly. It’s also important to hire honest, trustworthy workers for your peace of mind. Unfortunately, there are unscrupulous contractors out there who will try to take advantage of you, so be careful when choosing a roofing company.
Here Arrowhead Roofing, a trusted provider of roof maintenance services, lists some of the most common lies that bad roofers tell.
Subcontracting. Some roofing companies will claim that they don’t subcontract, when they actually intend to hire subcontractors to help with your project. Subcontracting isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but if your contractor subcontracts your project without your knowledge, it could be harmful to your home or disadvantageous to you. For instance, if their subcontractor isn’t qualified or insured, you could find yourself in trouble if an accident occurs at the work site or the subcontractor does a poor job.
Lifetime warranty. The coverage period of lifetime warranties isn’t forever. Generally, “lifetime” in roofing warranties mean 40 or 50 years. Some contractors deliberately mislead their clients by saying they offer lifetime roofing warranties. To avoid falling victim to this kind of claim, ask to see the fine print and thoroughly review the details in your contract. It’s really best to get everything in writing. This way, you’ll know exactly what you’re paying for.
Storm chasers. Storm chasers go from one place to another, offering their services door-to-door in areas that have recently been hit by a storm. Typically, they’ll come knocking on your door and tell you that your roof is in a bad shape and needs an emergency roof repair.
While some roofers actually mean well, it doesn’t hurt to be extra cautious when a contractor approaches you and offers to fix your roof. Ask them about their business address and contact details, and see if they’ve done work previously in your neighborhood.
If you’re looking for certified roofers, Arrowhead Roofing is one of the best contractors to consider. The roofers on our team are trained and experienced, and they can ensure quality results for your project. Call us at (918) 743-9257 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.